Tag: Silk and Song

Where Shasha shops.

So this would be the spice market in Yarkand, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, in October 2005. One of our group had a horrible cold, so we went inside and visited an elderly gentleman who had his shingle out as an apothecary (there was at least one in every market). He had a mortar and…

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Going Independent

[Michael Stackpole, author and faculty member of ASU’s Desert Nights Rising Stars’ Writers Conference, asked me to write about my experience in moving from traditional to independent publishing for an online lecture for the DNRS 2016 conference.] If you can’t take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under…

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Moving on to totally unnecessary kitchen gadget Christmas presents now.

The bestselling Butterup Knife from MoMA. The top-rated Kuhn Rikon Herb Chopper from Williams-Sonoma. Back to Basics TEM4500 4-Slot Egg-and-Muffin Toaster. Meanwhile, back at the bookstore… Email sales@poisonedpen.com or call toll free (888) 560-9919 to have them mailed to you, or you could even (so retro) actually drive down and pick up a copy in…

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Weird, Cool Christmas Gifts

I kept running across weird, cool stuff and I couldn’t resist. It’s all the intertoobz’ fault. (There’s a buy link beneath all the images if you can’t help yourself. I’m sorry.) For decorating your tree. Get your nerd on. Ohmydearlord. For your camping needs. You know you want it. I certainly do. And of course.…

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